Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) 1 - 3, Grade (US) 1 - 3, Reading age 6 - 8
Dimensions:8.5in x 10.5 x 0.13 in | 260 gr
Page Count:64 pages
Illustrations:40 Halftones, color , 7 Halftones, black and white , 1 B&W illustrations
Alexandra Morton is a field biologist turned activist who has done groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of British Columbia. She first studied communications in bottlenosed dolphins and then the sounds of captive orcas at Marineland of the Pacific in California. She then moved to the remote BC coast and found herself at the heart of a long fight to protect the wild salmon that are the province's keystone species. She has co-authored more than twenty scientific papers on the impact of salmon farming on migratory salmon, founded the Salmon Coast Research Station, has been featured on 60 Minutes, and has been key to many legal and protest actions against the industry, including the recent First Nations-led occupation of salmon farms on the Broughton.
“Using the diary format allows, the author to maintain a 'story-like' tone, and the fact boxes ensure whale biology is accurately conveyed. (It's almost like getting two books in one.)…this book would be suitable for Junior readers. It is recommended as an addition to school libraries.”- CM: Canadian Review of Materials
An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.